Don’t Shoot: One Man, A Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America (David Kennedy. Bloomsbury USA. 2011) is a powerful and important book. Harvard researcher, David Kennedy wondered why our approaches to dealing with gang violence were … Read More..
Interesting article by Sharlene Evans and Greta Roberts in 10/21/11 issue of Fortune, Why Companies Are Often Terrible at Changing. I like the article, and I was intrigued by the comments. They seemed to blame leaders for the failure. While … Read More..
If you’ve read almost anything I’ve written, you know that I am a big fan of listening to people in the organization when it comes to leading change (and most anything else for that matter.) I just came across a … Read More..
I believe it was Ernest Jones who wrote, “All organizations are perfectly designed to get the results they are getting.” I think about that quote as I read the unfolding details about the conditions that allowed the Penn State scandal … Read More..
I just read a helpful reminder about the limitations of groups on decision making. (Why Brainstorming Doesn’t Always Work. Jena McGregor. The Washington Post 11/6/11) It’s pretty common for a group to meet and someone asks, “Any ideas on how … Read More..